Due to make its world premiere at this month’s Auto Mobil International (AMI) motor show, which runs from 10 to 18 April in Leipzig, Germany, the 2011 Volkswagen Touran are facelifted with the inspiration that similar with the new Polo, Golf and Touareg models. In fact, the front of the previous model of Touran looks similar to the VW Golf Mark-5. So it means now the 2011 Touran is up keeping with the new look that similar with its siblings.
At the front, the Touran gets VW’s grille that look like the new Golf along with new headlamp and bumper designs. The rear of the Touran was also replaced with the new stylish two-piece tail lamps.
According to our source, the power-plant for the 2011 VW Touran comes from a range of turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines.
Volkswagen’s now introduce the new entry-level 1.2-liter TSI gasoline engine with 105HP, maintaining the 1.4-liter TSI offered with 140HP and 170HP model. All models are mated with a standard 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox except the diesel powered models which equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The diesel powered models includes a 1.6-liter TDI with 90HP and 105HP, and a 2.0-liter TDI with 140HP and 170HP. In addition, the 1.6-litre 140HP and 105HP diesel engines can be specified in BlueMotion Technology trim complete with Start/Stop and the ability to get 4.6l/100km on average.
The market segment of VW Touran are head to head with Mitsubishi Grandis, Mazda5, and Nissan Serena.
In Asean, the VW Touran is currently selling in Indonesia by CKD which assemble by Nasional Assembler (Indomobil Group) in Pulo Gadung Jakarta since 2009 for their local market. Most probably, we might expect Volkswagen Group Malaysia to bring in the 2011 Volkswagen Touran to the Malaysian Road with the Gasoline models but not the Diesel models since our diesel fuels quality are pretty poor in Malaysia.